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artist , educator , writer

Salli Lou McQuaid, American writer, educator, artist. Named Foremost Art Critic, San Jose Art League, 1988.


McQuaid, Salli Lou was born on May 17, 1943 in Eugene, Oregon, United States. Daughter of William D. Randall.


Bachelor, San Jose State University, 1975. Master of Arts in Art, 1983. Graduate, Nikon School Photography, 1978.


Freelance writer, numerous newspapers and magazines, San Francisco and others, 1975-1978, 84-;freelance writer, numerous newspapers and magazines, Eugene and Springfield, Oregon, 1978-1981;professor, San Jose State University, 1973-1975;professor, San Francisco State University, 1975;professor of English, California State University, Hayward, 1987-1992. Writer, lecturer panelist Triton Museum Art, Santa Clara, 1988. Panelist San Jose State University, 1994.

Instructor fiction writing Las Positas College, Livermore, California, 1992. Editor, public Artist Writer, Pleasanton, California, since 1992 (Critics Choice Annual awards for outstanding contributions to thearts 1994, co-sponsor 1995 Visual Arts Poetry Competition), faculty adviser to Las Positas Express newspaper, 1993-1994, Las Positas College, Livermore, California.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (poetry) I Looked Into Narcissus and Discovered a Mirror, 1977, (novella) In Oregon the Rain Is Gray, 1987, (screenplay) Death Quest, 1988, Omega Cop, 1990, Swords of Venus, 1991. One-woman show include Healing Gallery and Bookstore, Los Altos, California, 1993.


Volunteer American Cancer Society, Pleasanton, Oregon, 1988, Aerobics for Acuired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 1992, Aerobics for Hearts, 1992, American Cancer Society, Pleasanton, California, 1994, March of Dimes, Pleasanton, California, 1995. Member San Jose State University Art Alumni Association (board directors 1984-1986), California Faculty Association, World Kuk Sool Won Association, National Association Underwater Instructors, National Writers Union.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: martial arts, aerobics.


Daughter of Hugh G. Simpson and Mary Lou (Robertson) Duwell. Adopted d. William D. Randall. Married Patrick C. Wiley, July 15, 1962 (divorced October 1972).

Children: James W., Colleen L., Darren P. Married Michael James McQuaid, June 27, 1987.

Hugh G. Simpson Duwell

William D. Randall Duwell

Mary Lou (Robertson) Duwell

Patrick C. Wiley

Michael James McQuaid

James W. McQuaid

Colleen L. McQuaid

Darren P. McQuaid